Thursday, November 13, 2014

Free Visual studio Community 2013 - hard to believe!

This is hard to believe, but true - Free Visual studio Community 2013.

Full featured VS IDE for free, unbelievable. Probably the express editions will be history. Yes, leadership changes can bring in bonanza some times. Also, one way to stem the Android.

In Microsoft's own words,
"The power of the cloud, state-of-the-art tools, and agile development services provide you with the most comprehensive free developer offering ever!"

You can code for multiple platforms from one IDE, Windows, Android, and iOS. Of course you get a bunch of tools and what not.
Here are some promo shots from Microsoft.



Probably you have a lots of questions and these are all answered here and you can download now.

Download vs_community.exe at the above site.

Q&A of most interest from Microsoft site:

Q: Who can use Visual Studio Community?
A: Here’s how individual developers can use Visual Studio Community:
  • Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps.
Here’s how Visual Studio Community can be used in organizations:
  • An unlimited number of users within an organization can use Visual Studio Community for the following scenarios: in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or for contributing to open source projects.
  • For all other usage scenarios: In non-enterprise organizations, up to 5 users can use Visual Studio Community. In enterprise organizations (meaning those with >250 PCs or > $1MM in annual revenue), no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic research, and classroom learning environment scenarios described above.
Q: How does Visual Studio Community 2013 compare to other Visual Studio editions?
A: Visual Studio Community 2013 includes all the great functionality of Visual Studio Professional 2013, designed and optimized for individual developers, students, open source contributors, and small teams.
Q: How do I create a Visual Studio extension?
A: Millions of developers use Visual Studio extensions every day. Check out for more information on building on any of the Visual Studio development tools and services.

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